Hall Of Fame

Recognizing outstanding achievement 

Founders Circle

Portia Mansfield

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Charlotte Perry

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Helen Smith

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Marjorie Perry

2023 Inaugural Hall of Fame Class

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Lucille Bogue

Camper at Perry-Mansfield who became an award-winning author and poet. She was awarded Colorado Poet of the Year. Her play, Freedom Trail, premiered at the Whiteman School and was produced in Denver for the Colorado Centennial. She earned the Colorado Governor’s Award in 1959. Lucy was also instrumental in founding the Yampa Valley College, an international think tank for bringing different ideas and cultures together.

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Noel Hefty

Noel was inducted as one of the Legends of Dance in Colorado. She was a dancer under Martha Graham and later Harriette Ann Gray at Perry-Mansfield. She started the Steamboat Dance Theatre, now in existence for over 50 years, and worked for the Steamboat Springs Arts Council and the Steamboat Repertory Theatre. She served on the board of the Colorado Dance Festival and Colorado Council of the Arts and was named a “Living Legend of Dance” by the University of Denver Libraries.

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Rusty de Lucia

Camper and teacher at Perry-Mansfield and headed the Discover Camp for Kids. She was a Mentor Teacher in the Peace Corps and influential in the performing arts community in Steamboat Springs, CO.

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Karolynn Lestrud

Current archivist and historian of Perry-Mansfield camp. Karolynn, along with  Noel and others, was influential in establishing the Steinberg Pavilion at Perry-Mansfield after the camp was purchased by the Friends of Perry-Mansfield non-profit. She is a Steamboat Spellbinder, served as the board chair of the Steamboat Springs Arts Council, and serves on the board of Historic Routt County.

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T. Ray Faulkner

Assistant to Charlotte Perry and Portia Mansfield, archivist and historian at Perry-Mansfield. She is a member of University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s Alumni Hall of Fame, recipient of a National Dance Association Plaudit Award (1982), and in 1999, was praised for Outstanding Volunteer Service by Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association.

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Elizabeth Shannon

Was head of the riding department at Perry-Manfield for 25 years. By 1964, the program had reached its height, drawing as many girls as did the dance and drama courses. In the 1970s, when the school’s financial problems jeopardized the riding course, Elizabeth used her own resources to find horses and feed them. In 1979, two years before her retirement from Perry-Mansfield, at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., the NEA presented her with an award for outstanding pioneering in and contribution to horsemanship in America.

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Harriette Ann Gray

Director of Dance at Perry-Mansfield. She was a company member of the Humphrey-Weidman Dance Company and dance partner to José Limón. She taught movement to young actresses at Universal Studios in Hollywood. She later created her own company, the Harriette Ann Gray Dance Company, which toured the United States. She was a faculty member at Stephens College in Columbia. It was because of her love and passion for Perry-Mansfield that Stephens College was convinced to purchase camp in 1964.